Before you Build

What is the key factor that determines whether the proverbial road to build your dream home will be filled with bumps and unanticipated detours or freshly paved asphalt?  One word: planning.  The preparation that happens long before any dirt is moved or boards are cut, and almost equally as important, exactly who walks alongside you during those all-important first steps will have a dramatic impact on your project’s overall success.

Our experience in this crucial pre-build stage is where Scott Christopher Homes’ brings exceptional value to the table.  We support our clients with both internal staff and external experts who can help navigate any hurdles or challenges that may arise when it comes to things like permits, home placement on the site, zoning ordinances, building restrictions, and so much more.

But don’t just take our word for it.  Hear what our clients have to say about their experience during the pre-construction phase of building their dream home with Scott Christopher Homes…

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Client Testimonial

Nothing makes our Monday quite like receiving a delightful note from one of our fantastic clients.  Have we mentioned we have the pleasure of working for the best clients in the business?

All the men are gentlemen. Respectful and pleasant to work with. Excellent Craftsmanship. Wonderful Experience!!

– Happy Client

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Client Testimonial | Cakabakery

Happy clients make the world go ’round here at Scott Christopher Homes and we are thrilled that the end result of the renovation work we did at The Cakabakery‘s new location turned out to be not only a beautiful space, but gave our client an enjoyable build process the whole way through.

“When our custom dessert business, Cakabakery, needed a permanent home we searched Grand Rapids for a building that would suit our unique needs. We found such a place but knew upon purchasing the building that a massive renovation would be needed to shape the layout to fit our use. When deciding to hire a construction team we paid critical attention to selecting a company we thought might work hard to meet deadlines, listen to our concerns and deliver a quality outcome. We selected Scott Christopher Homes and we’ve been thrilled at the results. We worked with Jim Stull and he helped us source sub-contractors for the work needed. Jim’s communication with us was professional, effective and structured. I was especially impressed that Jim actively looked for ways to help make the process less stressful. His attention to detail and resourcefulness were an added benefit. While most companies look for additional ways to profit, Jim kept all the trades people on track and challenged them to be inventive and cost effective. This is rare. Not only are we happy to recommend Scott Christopher Homes to friends, family and fellow area business owners, we also look forward to hiring Jim and team again on future projects. Our sincere thanks to all involved.”

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The Scott Christopher Homes Difference!

Kind words from a colleague and friend…

Brian,

I can’t thank you enough for the outstanding job that you, personally, and the entire group of SCH team members and subcontractors have done, Your orchestration and execution of the project is nothing short of perfection and a stellar example of how to do it with excellence.

I know you have made the clients extremely happy and you have made our job as architects on this complex and time sensitive project seem easy.

Very well done. Thank you again.

Rob

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Kind Words For Our Team!

It’s always great to hear from our clients!

Kevin and I would like to thank you for a great year!  It has been a pleasure working so hard on our new home. SCH has outdone what we expected and Jay and Drew have taken care of all the little glitches that have come up. Thanks to all of you for making our home and building experience a truly wonderful experience.

Client, Lowell

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Here’s What Our Clients Are Saying!

Thank you to Ron and the team! Ron is fantastic to work with and has great ideas! He listens and executes in an impeccable way. We are extremely happy with how you performed in this project!

Client, East Grand Rapids

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Here’s What Our Clients are Saying!

Hello Scott,

Just a quick report on our meeting with Kay today. All I can tell you is if I ever decide to start up a business, you will lose one of your staff! What a blessing and an ASSET you have in that gal. I’m sure you already know that however, I thought I would tie up a little of your time telling you again!

We weren’t sure how the day would go but, we left your office feeling very confident that there is not a better builder to do business with. Thanks to you and your staff on how you do business. Your web slogan is absolutely correct when we are told the best surprises are pleasant ones!

I want to personally thank Kay for her calm demeanor and knowledge of what is best for our situation. She was very helpful in every area of the process. Thank you, Kay!

That’s the report!

Best Regards,

Bryan and Ann

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Scott Christopher Homes Gives 110%

Thank you SO much, Scott.

We’ve talked about it before and I’m sure we’ll talk about it many more times… Your personal desire to do the best that can be done and do whatever needs to be done is second to none. I know that you run your entire business that way and it is clearly reflected in everything that SCH does. I try to do the same with my company and I hope that I could be even half as successful at it as you are.

Your immediate help today is but one example of you and your entire team’s dedication and excellence.

Thank you.
Rob

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HOUZZ Review

Relationship: Client
Project Date: December 2013
Project Price Range: more than $100,000

Scott Christopher, or more specifically his renovation company Surpass, did a spectacular job completely remodeling our 1946 Cape Cod lake house. Previously it had very limited views of the lake but today, with the addition of a new kitchen space and elimination of numerous walls, the lake is visible from virtually every room. While the house has clearly been modernized his cabinet makers and workmen preserved the traditional feel of our old house.

In addition, we signed on with a specific finish date in mind, December 24, giving them barely 4 months to complete. Although it frequently required weekend construction, which we lived through, they were done on the 20th.

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We Love Happy Clients!

Hello Scott,

I was browsing facebook this morning and noticed that SCH released a new brochure today. While scrolling through, I came across our home! I quickly navigated my way to your website and was super surprised to see our home on the site. I am thrilled. The photographs look lovely but I am the one who gets to enjoy our beautiful home every single day! I have always been an active person and loved to be ‘on the go’ but ever since you built us this amazing home, I find myself enjoying STAYING HOME!

Thank you again for building us this gorgeous dwelling and please know that I am grateful every single day for you and your company…

Have a great day (and enjoy the sunshine),
Barb

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